Visual Arts Certificate
This certificate provides the opportunity for students to immerse themselves into the world of studio art. It is a valuable addition to an Associate Degree, can provide a path to K-12 art certification or other advanced degrees, or can stand alone for the student wishing to diversify, practice, and experience various art techniques.
Students will learn the elements of design and principles of art in the beautiful Whitney Center for the Arts on the Sheridan College main campus. students who complete the program will be able to demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship and technical ability in working with a range of 2D and 3D materials, produce accurate and proportional representations of real space and objects, discuss different historical and cultural influences in art and design, and use art and design related vocabulary that is both relevant and appropriate in discussing visual artwork. Teaching spaces include dedicated classrooms for sculpting, mixed media, ceramics, painting/drawing, and printmaking.
Why Sheridan College?
- Our Arts programs offer ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital photography, digital media and printmaking.
- You will experience hands-on learning in the Whitney Center for the Arts, which is one of the most advanced, innovative art education centers in the United States.
- Students participate in lectures, exhibits, and installations in the Neltje Student Art Gallery and the Whitney Professional Gallery, both inside the WCA.
- The WCA includes nearly 60,000 square-feet, dedicated to Visual and Performing Arts.
Faculty and Community
Sheridan College’s Art program faculty have been featured in dozens of art galleries across the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as the United States. The Art faculty’s expertise and interests vary, allowing students to explore their passions and interests while learning techniques and processes. Our approachable and enthusiastic faculty will make sure you make sure you develop the skills you need to thrive in today’s globally connected world.
Sheridan, Wyoming, features several art galleries, including the Brinton Museum at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. In addition, two of the nation’s most respected artist residency programs are located here. These programs and galleries bring artists from around the world each year to master their skills in Wyoming. Sheridan College’s partnerships also provide students real-world opportunities and internships.